Transitional Victimisation: Collaborators' Offspring as Children at Risk
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AuthorBorge, Baard Herman
Using transition theory from political science, this paper analyses how the lives of children of Norwegians punished for collaboration with the German occupant were adversely influenced by transitional justice after the return to democracy in 1945. The paper highlights how the complexity and hectic character of such regime changes are associated with a high risk for unintended social outcomes, a risk that has received little attention in the study of transition processes. Findings indicate that in order to avoid harmful consequences for children, careful and long‐term thinking is essential when new democracies select a transitional justice strategy.
This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Borge, B.H. (2019). Transitional Victimisation: Collaborators´ Offspring as Children at Risk. Children & Society, 33(3), 213-225, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/chso.12328. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.